Beijing Capital International Airport
Beijing Capital International Airport was opened in 1958 and is the main international airport serving Beijing. It is located 32 km (20 mi) northeast of Beijing’s city centre, in an enclave of Chaoyang District and the surroundings of that enclave in suburban Shunyi District.
The airport is owned and operated by the Beijing Capital International Airport Company Limited, a state-controlled company. The airport’s IATA Airport code, PEK, is based on the city’s former romanized name, Peking. Beijing Capital has rapidly ascended in rankings of the world’s busiest airports in the past decade and is the busiest airport in China. The airport has three terminals.
Beijing Capital International Airport Co., Ltd. provides aircraft and passenger facilities, ground support services and fire-fighting services for airlines. It is also in charge of franchising ground handling agent services, in-flight catering services, retail shop operations, food and beverage businesses, and leasing of advertising spaces inside and outside the terminals.